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COURTESY WHITTAKER FAMILY COLLECTION
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the spirit of his home state, Jim Whittaker defined daring

As Jim Whittaker tends the stoves for his team in a snow cave, Robert Kennedy rests on a sleeping bag atop a snow shelf during a 1965 Whittaker-led expedition to climb a Canadian peak named in honor of Robert's brother, the slain President John F. Kennedy.